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Frugal Dining Options in Each Park


Since I don’t recommend bringing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches into the parks for meals, you’ll probably have to splurge a bit by eating at the restaurants. I do enjoy eating in the parks even though the food is overpriced. I think it just helps you feel like you’re enjoying yourself more on your vacation.

What are some of the more frugal options when dining in the parks? I look at the overall value of the meals, not just the individual prices on each one. [click to continue…]

Disney World Free Dining 2016 Has Arrived!

Be Our Guest Restaurant

Everyone’s favorite promotion has returned for another year, the Disney World free dining package for 2016! As with every free dining promotion, it comes with some restrictions and limited availability but if you are able to take advantage you could be saving hundreds or even thousands on your vacation package. We had some strong hints that this was coming soon because we recently saw the UK free dining package. If you are looking to take advantage of this offer, you will want to book as soon as possible as you can imagine it is very popular and rooms book up very quickly.

Let’s take a look at the details of this year’s free dining promotion! [click to continue…]

New Summer Discount Offer + Dining Plan Price Increases

Disney Caribbean Beach, Lighthouse Dock

For today, I have some good news and some bad news. How about we review the good news first – a new discount roomer offer for this summer, then we will discuss the bad news – another price increase for the Disney Dining package. While I never recommend the dining package unless it’s highly discounted or free, the trend of Disney increasing prices continues which is bad news for us all.

Let’s take a look at the new Awakens Summer room discount offer! [click to continue…]

FREE Summer Quick Service Dining Package


Free dining is here! Sort of. As we all know, food at the parks is far from cheap – a large amount of any vacation’s budget is taken up by food. Disney usually releases a free dining package during the year which is truly free dining – where breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. While this is not the free dining package that Disney normally releases, they have just come out with a “light” version of free dining. [click to continue…]

Disney World Free Dining 2016?

Tusker House Animal Kingdom

One of the most popular promotions that Disney has historically released just about every year is the free dining package. This promotion adds on the Disney Dining Package for free if you book a non-discounted (full price) Magic Your Way room + park ticket package. Disney announced the free dining promotion for 2015 a few months ago but I have already started getting inquiries from readers who are looking into their 2016 trips if Disney will be releasing a package for next year. [click to continue…]